February 7, 2012

Embroidered Tablecloth

When we were in Redding, Nick's grandma pulled out her signature tablecloth.  This tablecloth is too cool not to share.  Over many years, Nick's grandma Helen has collected various signatures from people visiting her home.  She has them sign in marker and then she embroiders every single signature and picture.  It is amazing, and I totally want to copy her.  I just need to learn to embroider first.
You can see Nick's embroidered hand at the top of this picture where it says NMK, from when he was one.  And, that would be my foot.  If you haven't heard the story of my missing toe, it's a good one that I will save for another time.  That footprint is from before we were married, and I had completely forgotten it was on there.  I am sure it was Nick's idea to trace it onto the tablecloth.


  1. That's amazing! Such an original and adorable idea. I need to hear about the missing toe. Thanks for sharing this... I may make you all start signing a tablecloth on Thursday nights. :)

  2. I love this idea! What a wonderful family treasure.

    Can I ask... What pens do you use for family to do the initial writing? I’m worried any old pen would bleed when put through the washing machine after stitching... any advice would be gratefully received!